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Education Policy

TLEEC Statements and Testimony from Current Session

Advocacy News Alerts

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of September 3, 2021 (English) • (Español), September 3, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of May 24, 2021 (English) • (Español), May 24, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of May 17, 2021 (English) • (Español), May 17, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of May 10, 2021 (English) • (Español), May 10, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of May 3, 2021 (English) • (Español), May 3, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of April 26, 2021 (English) • (Español), April 26, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of April 19, 2021 (English) • (Español), April 19, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of April 12, 2021 (English) • (Español), April 12, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of April 5, 2021 (English) • (Español), April 7, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of March 29, 2021 (English) • (Español), March 29, 2021

Texas Education Policy Update – Advocacy News – Week of March 22, 2021 (English) • (Español), March 22, 2021


Advocate Meaningful Assessment and Fair Accountability

Suspending Nonessential Testing and High-Stakes Accountability During Disaster Supports Students and Communities – TLEEC Written Testimony for HB 3668, Submitted to the House Education Committee by Ana Ramón, April 13, 2021

Potential Waiver Would Allow Districts to Support Students During a Crisis – TLEEC Testimony for House Bill 2802, Submitted to House Public Education Committee, April 6, 2021

State Takeovers of School Districts Do Not Work – We Must Elevate, Not Stifle, the Voices of Our Communities, TLEEC Public Comment against House Bill 3270, submitted by Ana Ramón to the Texas House Public Education Committee, March 30, 2021

TEA Should Not Count SY20-21 as Consecutive with SY18-19 for Accountability and Accreditation Sanctions, December 14, 2020

TLEEC Testimony Before the House Public Education Committee Interim Charge 1B: Monitoring implementation of HB 1842 (84, R), Regarding State Takeovers, September 30, 2020


Invest in Public School Students

Takeovers of School Districts Do Not Work — TLEEC Comment Against House Bill 3270, submitted to the Texas House Public Education Committee, March 30, 2021

Public Schools Should Promote Racial Equity, Not Risk Re-Segregation – TLEEC Written Testimony Against Senate Bill 204: Relating to Public School Transportation Outside of Home Districts, Submitted to the Senate Education Committee, March 18, 2021

Maintain Full Education Funding and Equity in State Budget – TLEEC Public Comments to Senate Finance, Re: Public Education Submitted to Senate Finance Committee; and to House Appropriations, Re: Public Education submitted to House Appropriations Committee, February 22, 2021

TLEEC Public Comment to U.S. Department of Education Re: Eligibility of Students at Institutions of Higher Education for Funds under the CARES Act, July 17, 2020

Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition Sends COVID-19 Recommendations to State Leaders – Multi-sector Coalition Cautions Leaders to Distribute Emergency Funds Equitably, April 23, 2020

The CARES Act and Emergency COVID-19 Resource Recommendations, April 22, 2020


Promote Quality Bilingual Education


Prepare All Students for College Readiness and Success

Individual Graduation Committees Create Equitable Options for Graduation, especially for Black Students and Latino Students – TLEEC Written Testimony For HB 999, Submitted to the Texas Senate Education Committee, May 18, 2021

Individual Graduation Committees Create Equitable Options for Graduation, Especially for Black and Latino Students – TLEEC Written Testimony For HB 999: Relating to Individual Graduation Committee Qualification Requirements for Certain Students, Submitted to the House Public Education Committee, March 23, 2021

Texas State Board of Education Public Hearing on Proposed New African American Studies Course, November 13, 2019


Promote Educational Equity in All Aspects of Student Learning

Letter from TLEEC to the Texas Commissioner of Education on Greater Transparency and Representation in Teacher Vacancy Task Force, March 18, 2022

One-pager about the bill: Texas Newest Classroom Censorship Bill SB 3 in English • (Español)

HB 3979 would limit speech and engagement in Texas classrooms! webpage with link to videos

The Truth About HB 3979 & SB 2202, May 17, 2021

HB3979 would limit speech and engagement in Texas classrooms TLEEC Factsheet • (Español), May 3, 2021

The Texas Legislative Education Equity Coalition sent a letter to Governor Abbott, Texas Commissioner of Education Morath and Commissioner of Higher Education Keller urging them to ensure that federal COVID-19 relief monies are used to advance those goals and address the inequities in our educational systems that have been worsened by the pandemic.

Ethnic Studies Programs Promote Improvements in Student Outcomes, Especially for Students of Color – TLEEC Testimony for House Bill 1504, Submitted to House Public Education Committee, April 6, 2021

Letter to Texas House Speaker on Importance of Racial Representation among Committee Leadership, February 2, 2021

TLEC Letter to Texas Governor Abbott, RE: Plyler v. Doe and the Rights of Immigrant Students to Attend Public School, September 6, 2019


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